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Course Title: Details And Solutions For Livable Homes And Aging In Place

This course is essential for achieving the CAPS designation.

For those pursuing the CAPS credential, this one-day, 6-credit hour class offers a comprehensive curriculum that merges key elements from CAPS II and CAPS III. This integrated training provides everything needed to qualify as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist and join this distinguished group of professionals.


Awareness of the aging-in-place (AIP) market within the home building industry has grown substantially. Consequently, the National Association of Home Builders’ Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation is increasingly becoming the preferred, if not expected, credential for professionals serving the AIP population. The CAPS program was established to introduce building industry professionals to the market’s growth potential and to provide them with strategies for business expansion through effective marketing, communication, and the design and implementation of AIP solutions.

This course offers in-depth discussions on the application and integration of design solutions within a home, serving as the final step toward acquiring comprehensive knowledge and refined skills necessary to excel in this rapidly expanding market.

Refer to Marketing and Communicating with the Aging In Place Client (CAPS I) and Design Concepts for Livable Home and Aging In Place (CAPS II) for more CAPS training.

Purpose Of This Course

The CAPS III course deepens your understanding of design concepts and solutions tailored to the needs of aging-in-place clients. This course builds on the foundation laid in CAPS II, exploring advanced design techniques for both new constructions and modifications to existing structures. Additionally, the course offers an in-depth look at products specific to the AIP market, including their costs and availability, along with comprehensive instruction in construction techniques.


This course is designed for a wide range of professionals, including builders, remodelers, vendors, manufacturers, architects, interior and building designers, trade contractors, real estate professionals, healthcare industry professionals, and academics.

Completion of this course is mandatory to obtain the CAPS designation.

This course is approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Continuing Education Systems (CES) for 6 AIA/CES Learning Units (LU’s) through the NAHB.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the role of CAPS professionals and the significant opportunities available to assist clients in creating livable environments.
  • Explain best practices in design and installation for aging-in-place (AIP) home modifications, including common variations.
  • Develop comprehensive livable home solutions tailored to clients’ needs, while anticipating installation considerations for individual rooms.

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